Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom National Donate Life MonthFrom Florida Hospital NewsNearly 115,000 people are waiting for a transplant in the United States. One person dies every 20 minutes waiting for an organ and another person is added to the waitlist every 10 minutes, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.There’s a significant organ scarcity.To help encourage organ donation and honor those who have saved lives through it, Florida Hospital is hosting a series of events to kick off National Donate Life Month. Among the initiatives:Gr8ToDon8 Run: Florida Hospital partners with TransLife to host the 9th annual run on Saturday to celebrate those who have donated an organ as well as those who have received the gift of one. Part of the proceeds will support local transplant initiatives such as the Bartch Transplant House at Florida Hospital Orlando.10th Annual Transplant Reunion: Florida Hospital hosts its traditional reunion picnic in which patients, physicians, staff, friends, and families gather together to celebrate “the gift of life.” More than 380 transplant patients are slated to attend Sunday’s event at Florida Hospital Orlando.Pinwheel Tree: Pinwheels are used by TransLife to symbolize the power of transforming obstacles into opportunities. This year a pinwheel tree will rotate through local hospitals to remind the community about the importance of organ donation and encourage registration to become donors. The tree will be assembled by patients during the 10th Annual Transplant Reunion.The latest report from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients reflects Florida Hospital’s national standings. Among the highlights of Florida Hospital’s programs:Sixth-largest heart transplant program, by volume.The liver program has one of the best outcomes with the second-best survival rate.The lung program has the No. 1 transplant rate. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSFlorida HospitalNational Donate Life Month Previous articleDyer endorses Robbinson in Orange County School Board Chair raceNext articleVote now in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2 Runoff Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Written by June 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Man accused of killing former Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena pleads guilty FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWOI(NEW YORK) — A man who was accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer and dumping her body in a pond at a golf course pleaded guilty on Friday.Collin Richards, 22, pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree for the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena in September 2018, according to a statement from the Story County Attorney’s Office.Richards was not made a plea offer in the case, and per Iowa law, he will be sentenced to mandatory life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole on Aug. 23, the statement said.“My heart is with Celia’s family today with the hope that this result will bring them some level of comfort,” Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said in the statement. “Please know our entire community supports you and grieves with you.”Arozamena’s body was found in a pond at the Coldwater Links public golf course near Iowa State University with multiple stab wounds on the morning of Sept. 17, 2018. She had apparently gone golfing alone on that day.Arozamena’s body was found in a pond at the Coldwater Links public golf course near Iowa State University with multiple stab wounds on the morning of Sept. 17, 2018. She had apparently gone golfing alone on that day.A K-9 unit tracked the victim’s scent through the wooded area to a homeless encampment. As police were searching the camp, Richard’s approached them and officers noticed that he had “several fresh scratches on his face consistent with fighting,” and that he also “attempted to conceal a deep laceration to his left hand,” according to a criminal complaint.At the time, Arozamena, a native of Spain, had recently been named Iowa State’s female athlete of the year. She had turned pro after graduating from the college in spring 2018.“This tragic crime is something we have all been moved and saddened by,” the Story County Attorney’s Office statement said. “But we will not let tragedy define us. We will honor the life and memory of Celia by remembering her great spirit and all the lives she touched and made better in the time she spent with us.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund